Tag Archives: music

Perhaps he was worried about his bald patch

I do love live music, and we are really lucky here being close enough to both Edinburgh and Glasgow to go in either direction, depending on where the music is. (There’s a picture in my brain now of us leaning … Continue reading

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Dis-synchronicity

Mouse and Handsome would claim to have very different tastes in music – and can, in fact, be quite scathing about each others’ I-pod contents… So I was reduced to helpless giggles when I realised that, whilst clearing up after … Continue reading

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and they even fired the cannons at the end…

This has got to be one of the most impressive backdrops for a concert, ever.We were there to see the The Arcade Fire, or perhaps just Arcade Fire these days, there seems to be some ambiguity there. The stands on … Continue reading

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when did we aquire a music room?

For most of the time we’ve lived in this house, the end room has been called the study, or the (electronic) playroom. This week, I heard Mouse talking to his mates on eggbox™ live (something I still find quite alarmingly … Continue reading

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The end of the summer

You can tell it’s the end of the summer, because it finally stopped raining this morning. There’s even a hint of sunshine just now, and when I went for a walk earlier, the fields at the top of the rise … Continue reading

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playing his socks off

Mouse’s music teacher gave him a piece of guitar music three days ago which he struggled to attempt – it’s in 6/8 time (which is quick-ish), is picked (he prefers chordal), and is traditional (rock god…remember?). I’m hugely impressed that … Continue reading

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librarian’s son

Yesterday Mouse emptied and rearranged his bookshelves, by author, and with complete series in order on the shelf. He’s distraught because he won’t have room for the next Michael Grant book on the same shelf as the others. Today Mouse … Continue reading

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a brief step backwards into the festive season

Tonight we had Mouse's Christmas Winterfest Concert – obviously it was intended to be held before Christmas, but as it was on one of the days when his school was closed due to distinctly inclement weather, it was rescheduled. I … Continue reading

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but he never sings off-key unless he means to

Mouse is doing his homework along the hall in the electronic playroom study. He started with some fairly innocuous maths, but now he is doing his music composing. It sounds most peculiar from this end of the hall; he hums … Continue reading

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Burgeoning rock gods need long hair and saxophones

Mouse had the practical part of his Intermediate II Music exam today, something he has been working towards with, to be honest, a fair amount of indifference for some time. There is no doubt about his musical ability, but his … Continue reading

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